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allowing hackermyer violated policies. but there was no criminal intent. >>> rupert murdoch has dropped his takeover bid. tina kraus reports for wjz from london. >> it's a stunning defeat for rupert murdoch's media empire. newscorps is withdrawing its $14 billion bid for the lucratifer british satellite company, be sky be. >> reporter: the pullout comes just hours after britain's phone hacking scandal hit the houses of parl parliament. >> what has happened at this company is disgraceful. it has to be addressed. and they need to stop thinking about mergers until they sort out the mess they've created. >> they have warned murdoch to back out. but newscorps folded first, saying it was too difficult to progress in the current climate. murdoch is facing charges that his paper, news of the world, hacked into phones. the study has also brought scandal to the prime minister. hiring andycologiston as his communications chief. police arrested colson last week, accusing him of lying about the hacking. >> what the public wants us to do is address this firestorm. they want us to sort out bad practices a
control free for millions of pem -- women. >>> under fire. first it was media giant rupert murdoch. now, britain's prime minister, grilled about the phone hacking scheme. >>> it is just after 6:30. and 91 degrees. hello, here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. >> first day with rupert giant on the media hot seat. now, british lawmakers are hammering their own lawmakers over the phone hacking scandal. david cameron emphatically denies claims that he tried to stop an investigation. >> order! >> reporter: british lawmakers took aim at the prime minister over the debate in a phone hacking scandal. >> you live and you learn, and believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: cameron is taking heat for hiring his former communications chief, andycologiston. colson -- andy colson. they hacked into the voice mails of politicians. >> reporter: with 20/20 hindsight and all that followed, i would not have offered him the job and i don't expect he would have taken it. >> it's not about whether he lied to him. it's about all of the information and warnings that the prime ministe
. intense scrutiny of roger murdoch. is the fbi investigating his route? >>> a walk across the street turns deadly for two severna park teens. i'm gigi barnett. that story is straight ahead. >>> i'm alex demetrick. coming up, a baltimore landmark closes up only to move down the street. that story as eyewitness news continues. >>> what a way to close out the workweek. will the weekend be just as nice? stick around for the updated first warning weather forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> a night at the carnival turns deadly for an anne arundel county teenager after she and hia friend are struck by a car. it happened on richie highway. and police are beefing up their presence on that busy road. >>> for 17-year-old cara mitching and 18-year-old sean schneider, tuesday night was supposed to be filled with fun at the early heights carnival. but as the couple crossed richie highway at severna park, the night turned tragic. suddenly, both were struck by an oncoming car. >> it was just a crazy accident. >> reporter: that's how family friend elizabeth benfield describes it. medivacs lifted the teams to sh
of -- records of 9/11 victims. >>> the phone hacking scandal that took down rupert murdoch's news of the world, could be spreading to its other papers. there are now reports journalists working at news international papers, including the sun and sunday times, hacked into the personal information of ex-prime minister gordon brown. things like his bank account. and his son's medical record. news international says it's investigating this latest charge. >> cannot go on like this. there will have to be some kind of massive, massive clearout of the stables really. it just looks terrible. >> reporter: murdoch is still supporting its embattled ceo, rebecca brooks. british police will question her later this week about the phone hacking cover-up that happened on her watch, at news around the world. >> london's daily mirror tabloid is hitting murdoch with corruption. the paper quotes an ex-new york city cop, saying "news of the world" reporters offered to pay him for phone records of the dead. >> reporter: the phone hacking scandal boiled over last week, with the case of millie dowler, a british teen m
tighter rules for britain's free-for-all press. >> mr. murdoch. >> reporter: rupert murdoch sits on top of the media empire that runs the media world. as well as wall street journal and fox. >> reporter: news of the world has been the primary news for britain for 168 years. but people we spoke with say it was time for the murdoch family to pull the plug. >> unbelievable that something like this has been going on for so long. >> i'm glad they closed down the paper. >> reporter: some media watchers believe the shutdown is calculated because murdoch is trying to secure a major deal to take over british sky broadcasting. if the deal is blocked, it could cost him bill whereons. -- billions. >> the final day of publication for the news of the world is sunday. >>> investigators now say four people died when a small plane crashed into a medical building in northern california. the faa says two adults and two children were inside the aircraft. witnesses say the plane hit in the parking lot and then skidded into the building. no one on the ground was hurt. >>> a jail break caught on tape leads to
, bob. stir still ahead on eyewitness news at 6:00. pie attack. rupert murdoch hit in the face by a strange attack. why the man said he did it and the charges he faces. >>> i'm alex demetrick coming up. massive last flight for maryland, searching for bad air. that story as eyewitness news continue. >>> and once again on the breaking news. the house has just passed one version of the debt release plan. a live update is ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> if is just after 6:30. 100 degrees out. and it's hot. good evening. thank you for staying with wjz. here are some of the stories people are talk being tonight. breaking news, as wjz told you, just moments ago, the house of representatives has passed a version of the debt release plan. mike hellgren is following developments from washington from the newsroom. mike? >> and that is the republican version. it passed by 218 votes. however, the president has said he will veto it. and democrats in the senate say it does not have enough votes to pass there. so essentially, there is still no deal at this time. and many marylanders are telling us, they'r
into the phones of a 13-year-old missing girl and families of suicide bombings. journalists of rupert murdoch's news of the world are accused of listening in. the tabloid also allegedly tapped into the account of missing 13-year-old millie doweller, not only listening to her voice mail but deleting frantic messages from her relatives. the activity on the phone gave her family hope she was still alive. she was found dead. >> there this disgusting and disgraceful. there are no words to say how this affects the parents. >> prompting an emergency session and calls for an immediate session. >> we're talking about murder victims. potentially terrorist victims, having their phones hacked into. it is absolutely disgusting. >> mick jagger, eric clapton, gwyneth paltrow and hugh grant. >> i think there's a national revulsion here about what they did. >> reporter: at the center of the controversy is rebecca brooks who headed up the controversy for years and is now in charge of murdoch's news corporation. murdoch said she will continue to lead the company, despite calls for her resignation. the company h
this sunday. fallout from the phone hacking scandal is shutting down rupert murdoch's 168-year-old paper. reporters are accused of breaking into the voice mail of murder victims, the families of dead soldiers and celebrities. murdoch's son james made the announcement to staff, saying the news of the world is in the business of holding others to account, but it failed when it came to itself. there has been outrage across the country, even the british parliaments held an emergency session, expressing its disgust. >> reporter: the scandal has been growing wider by the day. london's police forces are under investigation for taking bribes from reporters, looking for tips. >> reporter: the latest victims of the hacking appear to be former boyfriends of princess diana, lawyers of james hewett, attorney for dodi fayed. big veterans groups already cut ties with the paper. >> anyone who was aware of it and knew what was going on should face charges. >> reporter: now, a new deal to take over british sky broadcasting could also fall apart. >> until you see this matter. >> news of the world says it i
murdoch gone the hot seat. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> schieffer: then things got worse. >> oh! >>chieffer: elizabeth palmer and anthony mason on the newscorp chief getting a taste of humble pie. a significant step, that's what president obama called a new bipartisan senate plan to avoid default. nancy cordes and norah o'donnell have the latest on that. and as n.f.l. players and owners fight over billions, john blackstone talks to retired players who have to scramble to get medical coverage for their injuries. >> reporter: two years in the n.f.l., what do you get? >> nothing. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: and good evening. scott's off tonight, i'm bob schieffer. well, rupert murdoch called it the most humbling day of his life, and he said he was sorry, but it wasn't his fault and he wasn't resigning. then someone hit
resignations rock murdoch. >>> and a mysterious death. >>> people in howard county have a new tool to track down lost loved ones. i'm monique greigo we're going to tell you how cell phone towers are giving them peace of mind. >>> even hotter temperatures headed this way. how bad will it get? stick around for the first warning weather forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> police are looking for the man who attempted to rob a gas station, shot an employee on a busy road. jessica cartalia is live and has the latest on the investigation for us, jessica. >> reporter: good evening mary, a motive in that incident is still unknown. but police say they need your help. police say an armed man walked into this exxon station. >> fired his gun. shot the attendant and fled the scene shortly thereafter. >> reporter: it happened at 11:00 saturday night in what police are calling a botched robbery attempt. it's unclear if the man got away with any cash. the shooting took place across the street from the chesapeake medical center. but the person's injuries required the victim to be flown to shock trauma. police sa
, very serious. >> reporter: parliament grilled newscorps boss, rupert murdoch last week. >> reporter: the government backed investigation will look into allegations eavesdropping was happening at other media outlets, too. several journalists are on the panel, along with the former police chief, to help expose corrupt practices. police investigations are also under way. into hacking and bribery within the force. scotland yard is defending its officers. >> let me reassure you. corruption is in no way endemic, within the police service or within the metropolitan police. >> reporter: the acting commissioner says he regrets police officers allowed senior executives at news international to wine and dine them. he says an ethical adviser is now instructing the force, as scotland yard work toss repair its reputation. in london, tina kraus, wjz eyewitness news. >> once the public hearings began in september, britain's prime minister has given the panel 12 months to produce its first report. >> the hotel maid who accused a high-profile international banker of sexual assault is speaking out for
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